Eastcote Primary Academy have a fantastic opportunity for a committed and motivated Premises Maintenance Operative (Caretaker) to join our collaborative team as soon as possible. This position will assist the wider Site Team with the care of the academy premises, ranging from general maintenance duties including minor repair and refurbishment works, porterage and other duties, supporting the Site Manager in ensuring the health and safety and security of a busy academy. Applicants will need a flexible approach to working hours and duties and may be required to cover the duties of other team members in their absence, occasionally.
Applicants need to be trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, physically fit, conscientious and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Ideally you will have good DIY skills, some knowledge of Health & Safety, basic IT skills and an understanding of safeguarding. We offer fantastic CPD opportunities as an academy and as a wider multi-academy trust so can provide support if there are any areas that you may need to be upskilled or trained.
This is a permanent role and our ideal candidate will be able to work full-time, Monday to Friday from 7.00am - 3.00pm. The salary being offered is £20,789 per annum.
Please note, we can consider 2 part-time applicants for this position and those who are interested in working part-time hours should email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
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Benefits of working as a Caretaker at a Leigh Academies Trust site;
- Full company closure and time off between Christmas and New Year
- You'll be part of a friendly and supportive team
- A flexible and proactive ethos
- Training and qualifications supported / encouraged
- Mileage allowance for travel between sites
- Paid overtime
- Generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme)
- Free, on-site parking at every site
- Dedicated site office
About Eastcote Primary Academy: Eastcote Primary Academy is a one-form entry school which prides itself on its community atmosphere. We are very fortunate to have a building that provides us with a wonderful learning and working environment for children and staff alike. All of the staff at Eastcote are committed to ensuring that the school keeps its friendly, caring atmosphere whilst ensuring that children develop a broad range of life skills. We want all the children to become confident, independent learners who show respect for one another and can talk articulately about their feelings and ideas.
We teach the National Curriculum using the IB Primary Years Programme. Which is responsive to children’s interests and backgrounds. In addition to developing the basic skills of literacy and numeracy, children also learn scientific, technological, creative and thinking skills to help them prepare for life in the wider world and to be internationally minded. We are always keen to extend our range of partnerships with the community to ensure that children at Eastcote enjoy exciting opportunities and have an enriched learning experience.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.